Another video work presents a ritual reminiscent of a rite of passage, the acceptance of a young boy into adult society. According to Derrida, stablishing the authority of a father and the trnsfer of the patriarchal order from father to son are essential to the prospect of collecting and preserving memories. The ceremony ends harmonicaly, symmetrically. The boy has passed all the tests, the father is satisfied, the perpetuation of the tribe and its memories is safeguarded, and the patriarchal law is preserved for the future. The video piece was shot is Israel. The ceremony is filled with symbols which were borrowed from different cultures, merging together to create a new ritual.
Artist: Sharon Glazberg
Production year: 2007
Catalogued as: INSTALLATION, PERFORMANCE, MEDIA/EDUCATION